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Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there's her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can't seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy--Jordan--moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. Before long, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she's never really known: a friend... and possibly more. Interlinked free verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth.

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Newbery Honor-winner Margarita Engle tells her most personal story to date, a glowing portrait in verse of her Cuban grandmother as a young girl struggling with dyslexia.

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Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping and hopping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them? But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. "Think of it as a garden," she says. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them.

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Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there's her cerebral palsy. Yet when a strange new boy moves nearby, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she's never really known: a friend--and possibly more.

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Tracie Vaughn Zimmer's first teaching assignment was special education. She taught high school students with autism and middle school children with developmental and learning disabilities. She holds a master's degree in reading education and is the author of a book of poetry, Sketches from a Spy Tree (Clarion). She loves living in Waxhaw, North Carolina, with her family but will always consider Ohio her home.
 
www.tracievaughnzimmer.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599900377
Author:
Vaughn Zimmer, Tracie
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn
Author:
Vaughn, Tracie
Author:
Engle, Margarita
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in 0.55 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Newbery Honor-winner Margarita Engle tells her most personal story to date, a glowing portrait in verse of her Cuban grandmother as a young girl struggling with dyslexia.
"Synopsis" by , Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping and hopping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them? But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. "Think of it as a garden," she says. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them.
"Synopsis" by , Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there's her cerebral palsy. Yet when a strange new boy moves nearby, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she's never really known: a friend--and possibly more.
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